The following activities are specifically excluded from the scheme:
- Activities that reduce production or service levels, including safety levels
- Activities not implemented at a site or sites in NSW
- Activities unlawful to carry out
- Installing T5 Adaptor kits or retrofitting LED linear lamps
- Activities undertaken to comply with any statutory requirement
- Network Service Provider projects that would otherwise have passed a regulatory investment test
- The purchase of Green Power, as that is already accounted for by the energy retailer
- Activities that reduce energy consumption by increasing consumption of non-renewable fuels (other than gas) to provide equivalent goods or services
- Activities eligible to create tradeable certificates under the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 (Cth)
- Activities that increase the efficiency of gas consumption and result in flaring of gas
- Activities that generate electricity where the electricity is exported to the electricity network or the generating system has a nameplate rating of 5 MW or higher
- Fuel switching activities that lead to a net increase in greenhouse gas emissions (applicable to clauses 7A, 8.5, 8.6 and 8.7 of the ESS Rule)
- Activities implemented prior to the date an Accredited Certiﬁcate Provider is accredited for the activity.
Additionality means that an implementation must go above and beyond what normally would have been funded. Project activities should occur because of the addition of potential certificate revenue. There are two key eligibility requirements for a project to be eligible to create certificates:
- The Accredited Certificate Provider must be the Energy Saver at the date the activity is implemented
- The Accredited Certificate Provider must be accredited for that activity before the activity is implemented.
Activities implemented prior to an accreditation for these activities being granted are excluded and ineligible to create certificates.